Ma Jia Wen TKOs Yohan Mulia Legowo in second round

Ma Jia Wen kicked off the main card of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM in dynamic fashion.

One Championship
by One Championship
21st March 2017

article:21st March 2017

On Saturday Night, 11 March, the Chinese wrestling specialist entered the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, and stopped “The Ice Man” Yohan Mulia Legowo via TKO in the second round of their featherweight match.

Both fighters were slightly hesitant in the opening seconds of the first round, but Wen found his comfort zone rather quickly. He lit up Legowo with a hard uppercut, a masterful head kick, and a sharp inside leg kick.

The Chinese wrestling specialist dictated the pace, kept backing up his opponent, and threatened with a much improved stand-up game.

Legowo, an Indonesian Kickboxing and Submission Grappling Champion, bided his time, and when the opportunity arose, went for the takedown. Wen, however, immediately clasped on a seemingly-tight guillotine choke. “The Ice Man” survived, pulled his head out, and found himself in his rival’s guard.

It did not last for long. Wen, a Tianjin Top Team product, escaped, and the two traded positions on the ground, with the Indonesian eventually coming out on top and sliding into side control. He threw a couple of knees into his Chinese opponent’s ribs, but it did little good, as the bell rang to end the opening stanza.

Soon after the second round began, Wen marched forward and backed up Legowo with a non-stop melee of hard combinations. He landed heavy shots seemingly at will, causing the Indonesian to cover up.

Legowo had no answer. “The Ice Man” just absorbed the shots, and seemed on the verge of collapse. Referee Olivier Coste had seen enough, getting in-between the two and calling the fight off 59 seconds into round two.

Wen earns his second consecutive win and pushes his record to 4-2. Legowo, meanwhile, drops to to 8-6.